WGL - Fixed Asset Accountant

Job Description

Reviews, analyzes, and records property accounting transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) standards

You will:
  • Performs monthly closing activities, including journal entries and reconciliations, and prepares supporting documentation.
  • Provides and coordinates responses to inquiries by senior accountants or department manager. In some instances contact with others outside the department (i.e. other business units and/or departments, external consultants, regulators, and auditors) may be required for this position.
  • Performs and documents control activities, ensuring that they are performed in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures.
  • Performs monthly due diligence analysis and presents findings in monthly due diligence meetings.
  • Prepare journal entries, reconciliations, closing process outputs, filings and other deliverables.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for new guidelines and procedures to determine the financial impact of new accounting methodologies on the Company.
  • Develops methodologies and maintains data used for depreciation studies, rate cases and regulatory filings.
  • Reviews existing processes, identifies opportunities for improvement and helps to implement approved changes.


Must have:
  • Bachelor's Degree business administration, finance, accounting, or related field
  • 3+ Years accounting experience
  • Demonstrated comprehensive working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Demonstrated ability to logically analyze and interpret data and to identify relevant issues in solving narrowly defined business problems.
  • Proven ability to meet numerous internal and external deadlines often under tight time constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence/persuade both verbally and in written form to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors and peers.
  • Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access, to share, retrieve, research and present business information.


Prefer to have:
  • 0-2 Years experience in audit, technical accounting and/or financial reporting
  • Experience researching complex accounting issues and drafting written conclusions
  • CPA eligibility and/or Big 4 experience
  • Demonstrated ability to logically and concisely document and present complex issues to diverse audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting systems such as PeopleSoft


WGL is a leading North American infrastructure company that connects Natural Gas Liquids and natural gas to domestic and global markets. A Our mission is to improve quality of life by safely and reliably connecting customers to affordable sources of energy for today and tomorrow. At our core, we are committed to maintaining safe and reliable operations, delivering the critical energy our customers need, and honoring the social and moral contract that we have with the communities we serve. Learn more about us atwww.altagas.ca.

WGL is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability